Your Job and Internship Fair Game Plan

More than 120 public, private, and nonprofit organizations are eager to recruit AU students and alumni this Wednesday, September 29, 1-4 PM in Bender Arena. Find a professional outfit to wear, practice introducing yourself with ease, read these tips, and you’re off!

Freshmen: Yes, you! This is a perfect opportunity for you to “window shop” for your future. Study the employer directory, and come ready to introduce yourself and ask questions.  “What do your interns do?” is a great way to start.  “What do they wear?” is okay, too. “What’s your role at the organization?” You get the picture.  If you have an up-to-date resume, great! If not, visit our virtual resume builder, and read the advice below!

Sophomores and Juniors: There are dozens of employers looking explicitly for interns. You, too, should study the employer directory, and pick some target employers to meet. Then get your resume in shape! Come by the Tavern on Tuesday from 12-2 or 5-7 PM for The Resume Station, for just-in-time resume critiques from your career and peer advisors! And remember, bring multiple copies of your resume on Wednesday!

Seniors and Grad Students: Many of this year’s employers have full-time and part-time jobs in the offing (here’s our last link to that handy-dandy employer directory). This is a great chance to meet, greet, and make an impression. If you haven’t had your resume polished in a while, take advantage of the Resume Station at the Tavern (details above).  On Job Fair day, bring multiple copies of your new, improved resume; engage the recruiters in conversation; play up your strengths; ask intelligent questions (including, for starters, “what kinds of jobs are you hoping to fill this coming year?”); collect business cards; send an email thanking them for their time, and attach your resume again.